Boards & Commissions

Conservation Easements

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"I just found out I have a conservation easement on my property."

What does that mean to you as an owner of a conservation easement?
A conservation easement is an area of your land that can't be developed. Conservation easements preserve plant and wildlife habitats and protect environmentally sensitive areas such as waterways, wetlands, wetland transition areas, steep slopes, streams, and stream buffer areas.

For more information on conservation easements:

Download Conservation Easements: What They Are and Why They are Important

Download Conservation Easement Do's and Don'ts

View the US EPA Fact Sheet on Conservation Easements